Cisco Martinez

 

E-mail: cisco@ciscomartinez.com

Mobile: 206.999.9769

Summary

I'm a veteran 3D/ Graphic Artist from Seattle, currently living and working remotely in Iowa! With over 20 years experience in the video game industry, I've done 3D modeling, Textures, Animation, Motion Graphic videos, UI / UX design, and Graphic Design.
Specialties: Maya, Photoshop, 3DS Max, After Effects, Illustrator, Lightroom, Blender, Substance Painter. Working knowledge of Unreal Editor, Unity, ZBrush, Mudbox, Premiere Pro.

Experience
Private Division (Take2) 

Senior 3D Artist - contract

July 2020 - present

Remote 3D Artist on unreleased iOS platform action game. Motion Graphics, 3D modeling, and Video Editing. After Effects, Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator.

Ember Entertainment

Senior 3D Artist - contract

July 2020 - May 2020

Remote 3D Artist, created models for mobile platform game. Zombie themed game for iOS. Environment modeling, building design, vehicles, and weapons. Substance painter, Maya, Photoshop. Included vertex painting, modeling, shaders, textures and lighting.

Microsoft

Senior 3D Artist (CSG)

August 2018 - June 2019

Part of new team at Microsoft Cognition/Synthetics, creating and managing 3D content for cutting edge software in the field of machine learning and A.I. research. This is a contract position through 2019. Substance Painter, Maya 2019, Photoshop.

Wargaming Seattle

Senior 3D Technical Physics Artist

Jan 2015 - July 2018

3D Technical Artist, focusing on physics and dynamics for PC platform. During my time with Wargaming, I helped establish and document the entire pipeline for the destruction physics in the game. Using Havok, Maya, and other internal tools, I built the environment destruction process from the ground up. This included prototyping, physics simulations, animation, 3D modeling, shader and texture work. I also managed outsourced content from 2 small teams for quality control and established guidelines and blueprints for those teams.

Z2 Live 

Senior 3D Artist - contract

April 2014 - Dec 2014

Principle vehicle Artist on mobile game for iOS platform. I managed or created all aircraft vehicles in a combat flight sim game using Maya, Unity 3D and internal software. I oversaw a small outsourcing team and drew up specs and documents for each vehicle asset. I also created all shaders, decals and logos for customization and DLC.

2d Software

PHOTOSHOP

AFTER EFFECTS

ILLUSTRATOR

FLASH

LIGHTROOM

3d Software

MAYA
3DS MAX

SUBSTANCE PAINTER

UNITY 3D

UNREAL EDITOR

BLENDER

Other

InDesign
Premiere Pro

ZBrush

Mud Box

Sketchup

docx
Digital Laboratory Inc.

Motion Graphics / 3D Artist

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014

Created promotional videos for internal and external facing web content for clients such as Microsoft, Placefull, etc. using Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Teague - Seattle

Senior 3D Artist - Contract

Sept 2013 - Oct 2013

Senior 3D Artist. Created 3D vehicle and environment content for driving simulation program for unnamed client. Software used: Maya, 3DS Max, Photoshop, Unity 3D.

Microsoft

Senior 3D / UX Artist - CSG

Oct 2012 - Aug 2013

Senior artist on the Strategic Prototype team; responsible for Microsoft's "Home of the Future". 3D modeling, UX design, video production, and 3D Printing. This was an exciting team to work with, where I was involved in several interactive projects that ranged from motion video work, world-scale animation, and high resolution rendering, to complete concept Art to 3D printing on custom designs. I interfaced with several other teams to solve real-world interactive problems and provide solutions from storyboards, set renderings and model painting.

Undead Labs

Senior 3D Artist - Contract

May 2012 - July 2012

Created/optimized vehicle content for Xbox Live game State of Decay.

Zipper Interactive - Sony SCEA

Senior 3D Artist - Environments, Vehicles, Weapons

Mar 2008 - April 2012

Worked on several games for Sony's consoles.MAG for PS3:Created environment buildings, assets and props to fill huge multi-player levels. Worked closely with environment teams to share assets, textures, and materials to save memory footprint.SOCOM 4 for PS3: Modeled/textured weapons for character team. Rigged and tested weapons for use in single and multi-player maps. Created several destructible environment assets using Havok for use in dynamic single player levels. Consisted of rigging, compiling, testing, and exporting dynamic props to be used by environment team. Unit 13 for Vita:Modeled/textured vehicle and environment props for use throughout game levels. Included casting high res models and rigging/animating several vehicles for cinematic scenes. Managed all vehicle assets for all 10 playable levels, including military/civilian/air vehicles. Worked with Art Director to create custom level maps for UI team for every environment

THQ-Cranky Pants Games

Senior 3D Artist

July 2006 - Feb 2008

Worked on Destroy All Humans 3 for Xbox 360. Managed/created all vehicle content for entiregame using Maya, Photoshop, Unreal Editor 3. Worked with a producer and several outsourceartists off­site to populate every level with vehicles.Created 3D weapons for main character Crypto, based on concept art. Worked with studio headand led a small team of artists to redesign the branding of the newly named studio.

Amaze Entertainment

3D / FX Artist

June 2005 - June 2006

Worked on PSP version of 20th Century Fox's Eragon movie.Created VFX for dragons and general gameplay using internal FX generator. Modeled/texturedseveral assets for environment. Designed in­game and front UI menus for entire game.

Atari - Humongous Entertainment

Artist

May 1997 - May 2005

Humongous was my first job in the game industry. I cut my teeth on several PC titles, working oneverything from concepts, 2D animation, character modeling, rigging, UI design, 3D modeling,texturing, and lighting.

Education

Art Institute of Seattle

1995 - 1997

Associate of Applied Arts (A.A.) 
Illustration / Graphic Design

Mesmer Animation Labs

2003 - 2003

3D animation course

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